Dewayne Allan Knoshaug

Dewayne A. Knoshaug, 81, of Clarion, passed away Thursday, December 20, 2018 at his home.

Funeral services for Dewayne Knoshaug will be held at 10:30 AM on Friday, December 28, 2018 at First Lutheran Church, 420 First Street Northwest in Clarion with Pastor Grant Woodley officiating. Burial will be held at Evergreen Cemetery in Clarion.

Visitation will be held on Thursday, December 27, 2018 from 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM at Ewing Funeral Home, 1801 Central Avenue East in Clarion, and will continue one hour prior to services at the church on Friday.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be given to First Lutheran Church of Clarion or the American Heart Association.

Dewayne was born on August 21, 1937 in Stanley, North Dakota to Arthur and Esther (Syverson) Knoshaug. He was raised on the family farm near Tioga, North Dakota. Dewayne attended one year of school in a one room country school followed by attending Tioga Public School graduating from high school in 1955. Dewayne graduated from Iowa State and made Iowa his home.

On the same day Dewayne graduated from Iowa State, May 29, 1959 he married Mary Larson of Des Moines. The couple was blessed with four children.

Dewayne was employed as an investigator for one year prior to attending Drake University Law School. In 1963, he obtained his law degree. While in college, Dewayne joined the Army National Guard, being very briefly activated during the Cuban Missile Crisis.

In 1963, the Knoshaug family moved to Clarion where Dewayne engaged in the general law practice for 47 years, including 8 years being Wright County Attorney. He retired in 2010.

Dewayne’s primary interest, beside family and his law practice, was traveling. The family, and later Dewayne and Mary in a mini-motorhome, traveled 500,000 miles camping in 48 contiguous states (except two), Alaska, and all of the Canadian provinces, including the Northwest Territory. Dewayne set foot upon all seven continents, even going to Antarctica to celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary.

Dewayne was preceded in death by his parents; brother Dale; son-in-law Christian Chatto.

He is survived by his wife of 59 years Mary; two sons David (Michele) and their children Bethany, Rachel, Summer, Abbie, Carolina, Jed, and Elijah; and Dale (Kim) and their children Sam and Alex; two daughters Dawn Knoshaug and her daughter Kristina and her granddaughter Milli; and Dee Chatto and her sons Tom and Nicholas; and foster sister Altene Muich, who is also Dewayne’s double second cousin and first cousin; and Altene’s four children and three grandchildren.


Date: Thursday, December 27, 2018
Time: 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Where: Ewing Funeral Home – Clarion
1801 Central Avenue East, Clarion, Iowa 50525
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Date: Friday, December 28, 2018
Time: 10:30 am
Where: First Lutheran Church – Clarion
420 First Street North West, Clarion, Iowa 50525
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